Learn How to Use Washi Tape for Sewing

Washi Tape as a Sewing Tool

Honestly, washi tape is one of my favourite crafty tools.  It is a must-have in my conference bag and can always be found rolling around in the car.  I love that it comes in so many different patterns and colours. (Be warned, it can be addicting.)
But wait, there's more! That’s right, I think there’s more to this tape than pretty packaging.

  • It is an easy way to keep your deep hems straight. Just measure your finished hem depth from your needle and tape. (think curtains!)

  • Use it to mark your mannequin. (It’s prettier than Chartpak tape.) The temporary tape comes in all different widths and will wrap around your dress form with ease.  Just remove when done!
  • Mark a new hemline instead of using pins.  (This is perfect for kids- totally ouch proof!)
  • Keep small hard to pin things in place.
  • Keep small appliqué pieces in place without pins.
  • Mark your quilting rulers.

  • Line up 1″ squares for super tiny patchwork quilting.
  • Tape your printable pdf patterns together.
  • Having trouble seeing the 1/4″ seam mark on your throat plate? Mark it with washi tape.

  • Use on leather or vinyl fabrics instead of straight pins.
  • Personalize your machine! You could change it up for each season.
Did you know that you can sew through washi tape? Yup, you can. This thin tape is perfect to be added to any type of mixed media art form. (total bonus!)